Saturday, October 17, 2015

And the Wheel Goes Round and Round

There is a natural balance, a natural order (Respect) to all things.
The trouble begins when we loose control and let things get 'out of balance'
     resulting in 'Imbalance'.
I'm going to stay away from the concept of good vs. evil because this is a subject that can be debated over and over without any real consensus of opinion.
A good analogy to begin with is a human baby.
A baby is born into a good home and learns a code of ethics.
He is well cared for and nurtured.
His Life Path is not distracted by outside influences such as poverty and violence, drugs and crime.
He makes his way through life with the knowledge that he can achieve anything he wants and is armed with lessons to help him deal with school bullies and/or any other obstacle that may arise.  
When problems do show up, the boy has the support of a loving family and is able to fall back on them as their only goal in life is to see him succeed.
He has learned respect from those around him as well as from his school teachers because he knows they are there to help and guide him.    
His chances in life to become a positive contributor to society are excellent.
He will then take what he has learned and teach these lessons to his own offspring.

~It's just the way things are~.

~And the Wheel goes round and round.~

He has not only learned respect for himself but for others, as well,
And all because of the safety net he was born into.

~A strong family unit and others in a community only interested in fostering, nurturing and preserving human life, not destroying it~.

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A child is born.
The mother lays in a hospital bed, examining the little one she just brought into the world.
The father wants no part of the baby as he has other, more important things, to do.
She brings the baby home.
Poverty and drugs, crime and violence are the hallmark of her neighborhood.
There is no one to turn to because everyone's involved in the same thing.

~It's just the way things are~.

~And the Wheel goes round and round~.

Even though the mother is loving and supportive of her child, outside influences will play a big part in how well she is able to do this--how well she is able to raise her son.  
She sits by her kitchen window, watching the drug deals go down.
The smoke from her cigarette curls slowly upward as she gazes upon a scene that never seems to change for the better.
The baby cries and she goes to him.
She can't go to work because there is no one around to responsibly care for the infant so she is stuck at home.
The years roll on by.
The boy, now ten years old, is familiar with the dark side of human nature even though the mother has tried her best.
Even though she has had a somewhat, small, positive influence on him, others will exert an even more powerful harmful and negative influence on him as he grows up.
He carries a knife in his back pocket and knows all the drug dealers by name.
He stands on the street corner and pokes fun at others.
He and his friends are always looking for trouble and excitement.
They have learned there is a perverse pleasure in sullying something good, harming something else and watch it writhe and moan in pain.

~It's just the way things are~.

~Pain begets more Pain~.

This penchant for delivering pain grows ever stronger as the years go by.
Pretty soon the mother has lost complete control of her son.
He's now the one telling her what to do.....
   
"F**k You, B***h, I do it my way!"

~And the Wheel goes round and round~.